March 2 - March 8, 2013
ArtsEmerson Presents: Mimic A nasty roach-carried virus struck New York three years ago, taking the lives of many children. In an effort to combat this plague, scientists at the Center for Disease Control created an anti-virus that appeared to be working swimmingly, until now. When bizarre cockroaches are discovered crawling the subway tunnels under Manhattan streets, the pieces are put together to link it to the vaccine given out—one that unexpectedly turned the patients into the very monster they were combating. Now, the scientists must react in time to save the city from a rapidly spreading disease. Helmed by award-winning Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, this creepy, crawly, electric thriller features the acting talents of Mira Sorvino, F. Murray Abraham and Josh Brolin, among others.